Base rock before going in

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  1. duanead

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    Hi there I got about 20kgs of home made base rock from a guy it's been out for about a month now and I would like to place it in my tank now.

    My question is how should I clean it before putting it in the tank?should I just soak it in or water for a few times?
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Personally i would first litrally cook the rocks in boilling RO water. Then good scrub.(In RO water) the i would leave it in a bucket or container with salt water and a small powerhead. Then test every day to check params and then, only when all the params are stable at acceptabile levels for more than a week, id put it in my DT.

    This is all just to make sure your tank doesnt go into a huge cycle caused by excesive die-off and or nasties leaching back into your system seeing as it was home made using cement ect.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks evo R will do that,rather be safe than sorry,
     
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